Fervent vs Ethusiastic - What's the difference?

fervent | ethusiastic |




(en adjective)
  • Exhibiting particular enthusiasm, zeal, conviction, persistence, or belief.
  • * 1819 , , Mathilda , ch. 3:
  • As I returned my fervent hopes were dashed by so many fears.
  • Having or showing emotional warmth, fervor, or passion.
  • * 1876 , , "Mr. Captain and the Nymph," in Little Novels ,
  • Never again would those fresh lips touch his lips with their fervent kiss!
  • Glowing, burning, very hot.
  • * 1611 , :
  • But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

    Derived terms

    * fervently


    Not English

    Ethusiastic has no English definition. It may be misspelled.